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Inspection Detail



Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,000
Current Penalty $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 4084011402 08/08/1990 08/11/1990 $1,000 $1,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170228431 Event: 07/15/1990Employee Dies Of Oxygen Deficiency In Vessel Boiler
On July 15, 1990, Employee #1 and a crew, of Songer Corp., were welding inside a vessel boiler doing repair work. Air was being supplied by an air horn that was hooked up to the Great Lakes Steel air supply system. This system was used for cooling and ventilation. At 2:30 p.m., Employee #1 and the crew exited for a coffee break. At this time the air horn was removed from the manway opening and placed inside the vessel. Employee #1 returned to the vessel and, upon entering, was overcome by the lack of oxygen; nitrogen was induced into the compressed air line. Employee #1 died. This investigation was conducted jointly with the local health department. The employer was issued a serious citation.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, repair, confined space, ppe, boiler, compressed air, construction, welding, nitrogen, air line
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 110839123 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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